Boy was the sun shining when I took this photo! :) lol - it was a glorious morning.
I had planned to make this card a couple of weeks ago when I stumbled on this old DP in my stash. It was a 12 x 12 sheet of paper but I have no idea what it is or where it was from. tut! The image is a sweet pea stamp called Enchanting Gold and was fabulous to colour with promarkers and sakura crystal pen (not clear on pic)
Again I distressed, sanded and hand-stitched and beaded the DP, (close up below) and this really didnt take me that long. Most of my crafting is done standing up (which is a good thing) but occasionally its nice to just sit down and relax, and so hand-stitching and beading gives me something to do when TV bores me ;) (most of the time) lol.
I used MS pap for the border, added some organza ribbon, pearl brad and starfish charm from stash. I used beautiful roses from WOC and punched the ferny leaves from an envelope! lol. I had to have the right shade of green! ;)
I also stitched the image and beaded the corners (below) and sanded the edges of the nestie. I swapped for some of the doohickey swirl die cuts - oh how I love them, so those dies are next on my list (after silicone glue) Does anyone know where I can get silicone with free P&P in the UK?
.........and that as they say is about it - phew!
Im quite pleased with this card (for a change) and will be entering it in the below competitions:
Wild Orchid Crafts - Anything Goes
In a Sweet Pea Dream - Warmer Weather
Bling it On - Anthing Goes - with extra charm
Sweet Pea Stampers - Favourites - I used my favourite technique of stitching and beading as I really cannot pick a favourite Sweet Pea stamp - they are all beautiful :)
Passion for Promarkers - Sugar Rush - girly/pretty cards
Top Tip Tuesday - Favourites - I used my favourite technique of stitching and beading.
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Spring .... flowers everywhere
By The Cute and Girly - Spring
Paper Sundaes - How charming
Lexis creations - Flowers
Thanks so much for looking and good luck to everyone in these challenges.